L’impatto della tecnologia digitale sulla sociologia visuale: opportunità e sfide
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2009 - 4
The article discusses the impact of digital technologies on visual sociology, discussing
opportunities and challenges. The essay describes the main traditional visual techniques of research, and suggests a methodological approach through the distinction between «multidimensional» techniques and «mono-dimensional» techniques. The work discusses the new digital phenomena, the opportunities to update the tools for visual research, and the changes of contexts and spaces of relationships. The essay identifies an increasing level of consciousness and reflectivity of the social actors domesticating digital technologies in their daily routines. Finally, the article ends with a reflection on the new role of researcher on the research process, invested as well by the digital revolution.
Key words: visual, sociology, digital, methodology, images, research.